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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,592
Across
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Make out : FARE
5
Huckster's line : SPIEL
10
Internees : POWS
14
Border upon : ABUT
15
Certain pitch : CURVE
16
Set quantity : UNIT
17
Park features : MENAGERIES
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Girl's name : MONA
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Letter-shaped joints : ELS
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Small bills : ONES
22
Closefisted : STINGY
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User of Rotten Row : RIDER
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Kind of treaty : PEACE
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Eddies : SWIRLS
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Clog : CONGEST
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Tall and thin : LANKY
32
Scamps : RAKES
33
Roof angle : HIP
35
Darning aids : EGGS
36
Like picket fences : PALED
37
Oscar-winning movie : GIGI
38
Of the, in France : DES
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Dirty : GRIMY
40
Alternative of 54º 40' : FIGHT
41
Western movie sets : SALOONS
43
Powerful : MIGHTY
44
Cheers : ROOTS
45
Severe : HARSH
46
Outer garment : BLOUSE
48
Sweet wine : PORT
49
___ Miss : OLE
52
Promises to pay : IOUS
53
Chat : CHEWTHERAG
56
Orson Welles role : KANE
57
Delicious : TASTY
58
Orient : ASIA
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Completes : ENDS
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Animal trail : SPOOR
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Sea bird : TERN
Down
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Renown : FAME
2
Seth's brother : ABEL
3
Outclasses : RUNSRINGSAROUND
4
Greek letter : ETA
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Emotional displays : SCENES
6
More innocent : PURER
7
Flower : IRIS
8
Mother of 2 Down : EVE
9
Diminished : LESSENED
10
Polishing material : PUMICE
11
Disdainful : ONONESHIGHHORSE
12
Wound slightly : WING
13
Command to a sitting dog : STAY
18
Righteous : GODLY
23
Follows closely : TAGS
25
Annoys : IRKS
26
Hoosegow : POKEY
27
Luge : SLED
28
Carries on : WAGES
29
Quiets : CALMS
30
Firmly fixed : TIGHT
32
Monsoon ___ : RAINS
34
"It's a ___" (too bad) : PITY
36
Shields : PROTECTS
37
Carriages : GIGS
39
Sticky substances : GOOS
40
Estuary : FIRTH
42
___ up (botches) : LOUSES
43
Savonarola, e.g. : MARTYR
45
Kind of book : HOWTO
46
Boy's vehicle : BIKE
47
Bank deal : LOAN
48
Mexican money : PESO
50
Den : LAIR
51
Actor Richard : EGAN
54
Chance : HAP
55
Consume : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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